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  2. So for the people that use pivot/swivel movement on there water fed brush. Which one do you use, what do you like about it?? What do you think can be improved. For what reason.
  3. I've used the rectus fittings for a long time and haven't found a problem with them leaking on the hose tail. Mine are just clamped on with an o ring with inner sleeve. I do put them on very tight though. I find that they do leak however from between the male and female fittings when they have a little wear. If they are never disconnected then they'll be fine but if you disconnect regularly then inevitably the loose ends get knocks and it doesn't take much damage for them to start leaking. If you're careful whenever it is unplugged then it'll be fine. I love the JG fittings for ease but like the auto stop.
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  5. Thanks, I've been curious about setting up hot water for a while Reminds me of a farm house I used to do on the Pennines that was a right pain to do. Came to do the conservatory windows one day and there was a cow pat a foot wide and 2" thick on the glass.. I tried spraying it with pole but it was solid! Told customer I quit after that.. I've had piles of house Martin droppings as thick as that on sills before though. Disgusting, especially if you're getting splashed from water bouncing off the pile! And don't want to use brush on it as it makes it filthy. Combine that with the usual spider, insect and bird poo on the windows and dog muck in the gardens, I'm thinking for window cleaners, we deal with far too much
  6. As originally designed and conceived (pad over top and used primarily as a pole tool) there was no issue with the Fliq. It was when wider testing was done that they realised that a lot of guys would also use mounted Fliq in hand and mounted under is the logical way to have for that purpose. Problems arose on close out with deep frames. This has been addressed with the elastic 'curl' which hits frame and encourages the pad to fold back out of the way at close out. I've noticed that after a period of use as the pad softens it behaves much better also.
  7. Gel max and algea .....pro .... Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  8. whats the best u have used ??
  9. Any one want a 10% discount code for Aims Chemical. Well worth it if your putting a good size order in.. just use AA10 to get 10% off. Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  10. Which Biocide you using & are you in a hard water area? Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums Active ingredient in a biocide is DDAC. If DDAC is not the active ingredient then it's an inferior product & will not work in a hard water area so will need mixing with pure Sent from my iPhone using Window Cleaning Forums
  11. Half the voltage means half the speed and half the torque. If you feed it with 24v the motor is too fast. The was a guy on the other forum that started this diy conversion. He connected 2 x 12v batteries together in series and said it is was too fast and too powerful.
  12. im looking the trigger for the bottom and for it to take the pole thru it
  13. It looks good.
  14. Difficult to say. http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/Resin_Calculator.htm The problem is; at what point is the resin spent. Is in when it first reaches 1ppm or 5ppm or 10ppm? Personally I can see spotting in low level sun at 5ppm, so I never let my pure tds rise above 1. If you put your figures in; 5ppm and 7700 liters of pure used a month (350 x 22 days) then the calculator says you should replace resin at 4.8 weeks. However, whilst we say we are using x amount of water a day, it could be much less if we have bad weather and loose several days cleaning. So it could be that we use less and so our resin should last longer. .
  15. The best thing with Yell is the free listing option. Be aware that their salespersons will call you and make big promises about how you will greatly increase your sales with a premium upgrade. What you get in the end is something pricey and not so effective. People nowadays don't visit online directories to find a business. They will do a quick Google search and choose something from there. So the conclusion is to spend the money that you would spend on a premium listing on something else. The best option is to search engine optimize your website. Gone are the days when you needed to be some kind of an IT guru to manage this. Nowadays it's easy because search engines reward unique content. So you don't need to learn difficult techniques to promote your website. Also there are some great guides on the Internet and great videos on Youtube, where you can educate yourself in this area.
  16. I have tried advertising on Facebook but felt that it was not effective for my window cleaning business. The platform I have succeeded with is Google Adwords. Basically I'm paying for every click. If people don't visit my website I'm not paying anything. I like this type of system because only the people who are interested in my services will click on my link. It's important to get the keywords right here. But because my business is local, it's not a big issue. You could try "window cleaning + your city/town".
  17. ive had my microlite slip off before so now i have it on the other way and had no issue since but the way u have it is ment to be the corect way so ive bin told buy smurf ,ide have not used the ankalad at that hight but thats me i only use it on wet decking and slipery or sloped areas as it can be a faff but ide never be with out my ankalad very good bit of kit i also have one of them foot the ladder tools thats good bit of kit dont no y they stoped selling them ?
  18. Not long left in July. Get those calls and orders in to me quick to take advantage of 10% July offer 03333 01 01 19 07776 17 46 46
  19. I improved the SEO on my website by including a blog in it. I regularly write relevant things about cleaning. It gives me more traffic. If you think of doing the same I recommend you to write unique content. Never ever resort to copying others as this will be classed as duplicate content by search engines, and it will harm your ranking. I have learned a lot about SEO from reading tutorials on the Internet and watching Youtube videos. Of course it helps if you have time and interest.
  20. I think the black background is more beneficial than the white. Your logotype is easier to spot as well as the information regarding what you offer and your contact details. I like the second option better, where the phone number is under the logotype and not to the right of it.
  21. For me it has worked well with before and after photos. I post them every now and then so potential customers can see what type of service they can get when they choose my business. The suggestion by @Neilmnwc is also worth to consider.
  22. Hi all, have pre filters and they have 8mm tube so was seeing if any one new what adapter to get as im stuck a bit .. thanks Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
  23. I agree with @Gazz. Many people leave a review when they have a bad experience. To solve this problem you can send an email or text to your customers the same day or 1-2 days after you made the cleaning, and you will be surprised that many will actually leave a review. As with negative ones, there are two approaches.The first one is to disable the reviews function altogether. This could be worth to consider if you're experiencing that a competitor is trying to destroy your reputation in this unethical way. Then when the situation has calmed down after a period, you could enable the reviews function. The second approach is to give a reply to those who have left negative reviews. This will give you more credibility.
  24. nobody, but that's the point. They'd need doing at least fortnightly otherwise it would take ages due to the grease inside. Once agreed to do a kebab shop monthly, was like a first clean again inside!! So I now push at least fortnightly or go high so at least its worthwhile on the slim chance they say yes!!
  25. I would recommend you to use Gumtree. I have used it and got many sales. I have also worked with increasing the brand awareness. In the beginning when I first started out, I used car magnets. Later on, when my business grew I wrapped my business car. You should list your business on Google My Business, so when local people do a search for the services you provide, they will find your business. There are also big directories like Yell, Yelp and the like, that are worth to use. It's enough with the free listing option. Moreover, it's good that you are about to set up a website. My advice to you is to use a domain name that has your town/city name in it. It will help in search engine results. Also be active on social media and have a link to your website. Good old flyers would also be worth to consider. I think I have covered most of the important things here. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
  26. Tank bought and paid for. Thank you very much!
  27. Yeah of course give me a heads up closer to the time, - i will dig it out and let you know what condition its in after tje weekend
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